Learn how to draw a great looking Crown with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Crown drawing.
Since ancient times, crowns of various types have been worn to designate royalty by kings, queens, princes, and princesses.
The crown in this easy, step-by-step drawing guide features a design element known as the fleur de lis. In French, fleur means "flower" and lis means "lily," although the design is actually a stylized iris.
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The fleur de lis has been used in art and architecture since antiquity, and is a popular political symbol in France. It can also be see on territorial flags, coats of arms, and group insignia from Spain, Italy, Bosnia, Britain, Canada, and the United States.
To use this simple drawing guide, you will need only a drawing implement and a piece of paper.
In each step, new lines added are highlighted in blue, whereas previously drawn lines are shown in black.
You may want to have an eraser handy, as you will need to erase guide lines as you go along.
You may also want to use crayons or other tools to color your finished crown.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Crown
Crown Drawing - Step 1
Begin by drawing a straight, horizontal line. Above this, draw a slightly curved line, parallel to the first. This will form the base of the crown, the part that touches the head.
Crown Drawing - Step 2
Connect the lines using short, curved lines.
Crown Drawing - Step 3
Within the enclosed shape, draw another long, straight line parallel to the first. Also draw a curved line, parallel to the first.
Crown Drawing - Step 4
From each end of the shape, extend a long "?" shaped line upwards - the left hand question mark, will, of course, appear backwards. Then, connect these lines using a shorter curved line.
Crown Drawing - Step 5
Decorate your crown with a scalloped edge. Do this by extending a short, curved line upwards from each end of the crown base. Then, make a series of connected, "U" shaped lines that meet in sharp points between the two lines. At equal intervals, instead of a sharp point, draw a short, straight line between the "U" shaped lines.
Crown Drawing - Step 6
Within the shape just enclosed, draw another series of "U" shaped lines. The lines will form curved triangle shapes with the base of the crown. Above each short, straight line draw a parallel line, and connect the two using short, curved lines. From the sides of the crown, extend a straight line and three curved lines, allowing them to meet in two sharp points. The lines will form the familiar fleur de lis pattern.
Crown Drawing - Step 7
Above the central portion of the crown, draw a straight, vertical line. On each end of this line, draw a set of curving lines, ending in a point. From each of these curves, extend a curved line to meet in a point with the straight line, forming a third fleur de lis.
Crown Drawing - Step 8
From the fleur de lis shapes on the side of the crown, extend two sets of long, curved, parallel lines that stretch to the top of the crown.
Crown Drawing - Step 9
From the central fleur de lis, extend two curved lines upward. Connect them using a straight line, and draw a second straight line parallel to the first. Connect the parallel lines using short, curved lines. Above this, draw two curved lines extending upward. Connect these lines with a horizontal straight line.
Crown Drawing - Step 10
Above the center of the crown, draw a circle within a circle. Extend a set of curved lines from each side of the circle, and connect the curves using scalloped, curved lines, forming a wing shape on each side.
Crown Drawing - Step 11
Enclose another winglike shape within each wing.
Crown Drawing - Step 12
Enclose a triangular shape between each set of fleur de lis using two curved lines. Draw a small circle atop each triangle.
Crown Drawing - Step 13
Erase any guide lines.
Crown Drawing - Step 14
Draw a diamond within a diamond on the band of the crown.
Crown Drawing - Step 15
Draw sets of small circles around the band of the crown.
Crown Drawing - Step 16
Two two flattened ovals within the band of the crown.
Crown Drawing - Step 17
Draw flattened ovals within the ovals.
Crown Drawing - Step 18
From the triangle shape between the fleur de lis, extend a series of connected circles, resembling a string of beads, to the top of the crown.
Crown Drawing - Step 19
Repeat this process on the opposite side.
Crown Drawing - Step 20
Color the crown. Throughout history, red, purple, blue, and gold have been symbolic of royalty. Now your crown is ready for a king or queen.
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